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Russia hikes gas price for Ukraine

People pass by barricades near the Dnipro Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A tense standoff between Ukrainian police and a radical nationalist group Right Sector ended Tuesday, when its members surrendered their weapons and left a downtown hotel. Their departure followed a shooting spree in the capital, in which a Right Sector member shot and wounded three people outside a restaurant adjacent to the capital’s main Independence Square, including a deputy mayor of the capital. AP

Russia on Tuesday sharply hiked the price for natural gas to Ukraine and threatened to reclaim billions previous discounts, raising the heat on its cash-strapped government, while Ukrainian police moved to disarm members of a radical nationalist group after a shooting spree in the capital.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Additional power for ARMM to come from wastes

A Maguindanao-based company has embarked on a massive energy project that could leave proponents of coal-fired power plants red-faced as it seeks to build a commercial-sized generator using organic discards.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Forget fast and furious; Manila car tilt all about saving fuel

NO GAS-GUZZLERS ALLOWED  Cars designed by students from 15 countries assemble on Roxas Boulevard near Rizal Park in Manila on Friday for the Shell Eco-Marathon, an international competition rewarding the most fuel-efficient vehicles. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Their shapes and designs are either straight from the future or from one’s wild fantasy, but all of them are after one title: The Most Fuel-Efficient.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marcos renews call for passage of alternative energy bill

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Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr..  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Citing the unabated string of increases in fuel and energy prices, Senator Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr. renewed his call on Thursday for the immediate passage of his bill that seeks to develop hydrogen as an alternative power source.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Power restoration in Visayas likely to cost P6.5 billion – DOE

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Corruption involving the use of public funds is an all-weather issue in Ajuy town in Iloilo province amid the devastation brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”  NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

The Department of Energy (DOE) said the cost of restoring power transmission and distribution in typhoon-hit areas of the Visayas would likely reach P6.5 billion.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

QC council eyes P160-M fuel deal with Petron

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INQUIRER.net file photo

The Quezon City council is looking into authorizing Mayor Herbert Bautista to ink a P160-million deal with Petron Corporation for the one-year provision of fuel and other petroleum products, through the electronic fleet card, for the use of government-owned vehicles and equipment in local operations.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Muntinlupa owes gas supplier over P6M

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A gas station that has been providing the Muntinlupa City government with fuel cut off the supply on June 20 over a P6-million debt incurred by the previous administration for the first half of the year alone.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Fuel supplier suspends services to Muntinlupa due to city’s P6M debt

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One of the Muntinlupa government’s two fuel suppliers have suspended their services to the city because of a P6-million debt incurred by the past administration from January to June alone.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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The minimum fare for jeepneys must be aligned with the prices of diesel. If the prices of fuel go up, we believe that a minor incremental increase in fares is a must. – Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (Fejodap) president Zeny Maranan

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Fuel seized at Clark missing

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Old-timers at the Bureau of Customs jokingly refer to two recent cases of irregularity at Pampanga’s special economic zone as “miracles at Clark.” The term refers to the disappearance of 94 drums of seized diesel fuel that the Department of Finance had planned to sell to raise additional revenue.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino gov’t to blame for continued oil smuggling—Mitos Magsaysay

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Rep. Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Three years into its term, the Aquino administration can no longer blame the oil smuggling problem on any other leadership, and it must now finally ask its economic managers to account for their failure to resolve it, according to senatorial candidate Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Smells like innovative spirit: Chips and his ‘frying’ vehicles

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WHAT’S COOKING ON THE ROAD?  Samuel Guevara and one of his veggie oil-powered vehicles that bear his trademark bumper sticker. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The next time you smell fried chicken on the street, it may not be from a nearby restaurant but from the exhaust pipe of a vehicle driving past.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coast Guard says fuel leak from ship stopped

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The Coast Guard in this city said it has stopped an oil leak from a container vessel that listed in this city’s port on Saturday.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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